West London in for Pineapples

Wembley Park and TV Centre are both on the shortlist for awards at the first Festival of Place – The Pineapples.

The awards aim to celebrate the best places in the UK, urban developments that thrive, where people want to live, work, play, shop or learn. They are running this year, for the first time, as part of a larger event, the Festival of Place.

The pineapple is a common symbol of welcome in UK architecture, featuring in many historic doorway designs.

The Festival will address a number of place-related issues, including crime, social impact, ground-up culture and climate change with talks from experts in the field, including scientists and researchers. It will examine what makes a neighbourhood worth living in, how the design of places impacts human behaviour, and how to make an inclusive, equitable and smart city.

Wembley Park, by Quintain, is shortlisted for Place in Progress, while Television Centre, by Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan, AIMCo, and BBC Studioworks is on the list for Contribution to Place.

The Festival of Place is at Tobacco Dock on July 9, 2019. The Awards will be presented at a cocktail event at the end of the day.

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